Faculty/Staff Directory

R. Christopher Williams

  • Gerald and Audrey Olson Professor in Civil Engineering
  • Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Main Office

486 Town Engr
Ames, IA 50011-3232
Phone: 515-294-4419
Fax: 515-294-8216


  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 1996
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 1993
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Vermont, 1991

Interest Areas

  • Asphalt materials characterization
  • Asphalt design, performance and construction
  • Asphaltrheology
  • Pavement design

Brief Biography

Honors and Awards
  • 2005-2009; Adjunct Faculty Member, Michigan Technological University
  • 2003-2004; Howard E. Hill Chi Epsilon Outstanding Faculty of the Year for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University

Selected Publications

  1. Williams, R.C., Engineering a Bio Asphalt for Use in Hot Mix Asphalt, Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association Annual Conference and Equipment Exhibit, Columbia, Missouri, January 12, 2010.
  2. Williams, R.C. Recycled Asphalt Shingles in Asphalt Mixtures, Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference, Columbus, Ohio, October 19, 2010.
  3. Williams, R.C. and Cascione, A., Use of Recycled Asphalt Shingles in Asphalt Mixtures, 53rd Annual Asphalt Conference, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, Missouri, December 7, 2010.
  4. Williams, R.C. and Cascione, A., Recycled Asphalt Shingles in Asphalt Paving Mixtures: Good Practices in Shingle Processing, Mix Design, Production and Placement that Meets an Owners Expectations, Minnesota Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 8, 2010.
  5. Williams, R.C. and Abdel Raouf, M., Development of Non-Petroleum Binders for Use in Flexible Pavements, Louisiana Transportation Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, January 9-11, 2011.
  6. Williams, R.C. Rocky Mountain Asphalt User/ Producer Group Meeting, Denver, Colorado, February 2011.